Book Review: Champagne and Lemon Drops, Jean Oram

champagne and lemon drops

One woman, two men alongside of one nosey and meddling small town.

Raised by her older sister in the small town of Blueberry Springs, all Beth Wilkinson wants is to create a family so big she’ll never be alone. Things are going great until her accountant fiancé, Oz, experiences a family trauma, forcing him to rethink everything from his own career to their nuptial plans—leaving Beth alone.

As Beth works to rediscover her former bold and independent self in hopes of re-attracting Oz, she catches the eye of the charming new city doctor, Nash. Not only does he see her as she’d like to be seen, but he knows exactly what he wants from life—and that includes Beth.

Torn between the two men, as well as two versions of herself, Beth discovers that love and dreams are much more complicated than they seem.


I loved the feel of the town that she lived in, Blueberry Springs, what a lovely name for a town and how quaint it sounded!  Reminding me instantly of Bluebell which is where Heart of Dixie is set.

“The girl with the job that wouldn’t go anywhere big, but satisfied her heart.”  I ADORED this phrase, and have kept it for myself for future references as I  actually personally felt like Beth did and not asking for much, almost low expectations of having a family alongside of a job that she would stay in for the rest of her life.

One lovely story, and I enjoyed escaping into Beth’s world and her little quirks and the hospital she worked.  I also loved her grandmother and sister, what a lovely family.  Slightly disappointed with Oz with his reaction to being given more responsibility of the family company and then even more disappointed when he pushed Beth away for just being the girl he originally fell in love with.

I liked Nash he seemed the stable type to come along and whisk Beth away into an amazing lifestyle, but is the high life what she actually wished for?  I also loved that Nash’s surname was Leham, so if and when she did marry him (trying hard not to give anything away) her name would be Beth Leham!


I am looking forward to downloading the follow up(s) to these books “Whiskey & Gumdrops” and “Rum & Raindrops”!

PS. Conveniently I LOVE lemon sherbets, so in my eyes what a perfecto choice!

lemon drops

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